Jennifer Aniston Speaks Out Against Cancel Culture

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We all know cancel culture needs to go. But it’s not just everyday Americans who agree anymore. Even big names like Jennifer Aniston abhor the ideology of it.

Aniston recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal, where she said many things, including how she deals with fame, getting where she is, and her hatred of cancel culture.

To her, the latter just doesn’t make sense.

She said,

“I am so over cancel culture. I probably just got canceled by saying that. I just don’t understand what it means… Is there no redemption? I don’t know. I don’t put everybody in the Harvey Weinstein basket.”

She makes a very good point.

At its start, cancel culture was no doubt meant to be a payback for someone who had done something really wrong or really bad. But as Jennifer and others have agreed, that shouldn’t be a permanent punishment.

Otherwise, how are we ever supposed to learn and rise from our mistakes? It’s like saying that you only have one chance at everything. And if you aren’t perfect on your first try, well, then you’re done. It’s absurd to be sure.

Aniston also says it has made America and Americans far too serious. She recalls her days on “Friends,” a popular comedic sitcom. Then, she and others could “joke about a bigot and have a laugh.” And while she says that “everyone needs funny,” those laughs also taught people about just how “ridiculous” other people were or could be.

But now, she says, “we’re not allowed to do that.” And it’s made for a much more serious and even more divided county.

“The world needs humor! We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the United States. Everyone is far too divided.”

Another good point.

Of course, she’s not alone in that line of thinking. Even leftists like the famed Bill Maher say cancel culture is the worst.

It’s well past time for it to end.